Famous Deaths in May 1916

  • May 4 Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
  • May 6 Dirk Bos, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
  • May 6 Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50
  • May 11 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (s-effect), dies
  • May 11 Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
  • May 12 James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868)
  • May 13 Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies
  • May 17 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68
  • May 17 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • May 25 Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
  • May 27 Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies
  • May 28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59

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May 30 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

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  • May 31 Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland